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more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video. now they're trying to blame the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. and with respect to iraq, we have the same position before the withdrawal, which was we agreed with the obama administration. let's have a status of forces agreement to make sure that we secure our gains. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. and he failed to get the agreement. we don't have a status of force agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we are talking about. and when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they have done for us, including your son, beau. but we also want to make sure that we don't lose the things that we fought so hard to get. with respect to afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with the 2014 transition. but what we also want to do is make sure that we're not projecting weakness abroad, and that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem, an
on both sides, the job for the vice president tonight is to slow the momentum of governor romney. and ryan at this point, to try to change the dynamic once again, this is going to be a proxy fight, but you know what? paul ryan has a record, as well, we heard it no -- in ron mott's speech and that is something that joe biden wants to exploit here. he will talk about the president and the 47% and talk about ryan as the idea of a lot of conservative thinking, the taxes, and spending. >> all right, david gregory, all part of the team for tonight's coverage of the vice presidential debate beginning tonight, 9 eastern, 6:00 on the west coast here on this nbc station. >>> we turn now to another major story out there today, the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots for back pain. the numbers keep climbing. according to the cdc's number today, 14 people now have died. 170 patients are sick, and now there are even more questions about the specialty pharmacy, the compounding pharmacy is that is the source of the bad medicine. our report tonight from nbc's rehema ellis. >> reporter: fami
prices, no coherent energy strategy, it's clear to me that the romney-ryan ticket had the only blueprint to get us out of this mess. we're not going to -- four more years of the same policies will get four more years of the same results. >> i think what we learned about paul ryan is he is as good as his boss at obfuscating what their plan is. he could not answer how he was going to pay for this $5 trillion lowering of the tax rates. he couldn't list a single deduction, a single loophole, that they would close, except he said we would go to congress. now, what they're saying is that we're not going to tell you, we're going to go to congress and, surprise, we'll see it after the election. it's the same stuff that -- >> where's the obama plan? he's had four years. he can't even get a budget passed. >> why? because you have a congress that has signed pledges not to cooperate. >> the obama budget was killed 535 to 0 because it raises the debt by $7 trillion. >> that is not true. >> yes, it does. >> we have got to in these final few weeks try to reach some resolution about this revenue issue.
yesterday. mitt romney says he was not sure if paul ryan had had a debate, maybe back in high school. you don't want to bring up the phrase "high school" when you want to look presidential? >> all right, chuck todd, who will be part of our team during the live coverage of the debate tomorrow, 9 eastern time, 6:00 on the west coast here on this nbc station. >>> today, in washington, a lot of republicans in congress had a lot of questions about the obama mission, about the night in benghazi, when a sudden and ferocious attack took the lives of our u.s. ambassador, and at the american consulate there, along with three other americans. our report tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: sparking the confrontation, the two security officers from the consulate who said the requests were either turned down or ignored. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not allowed to keep what we had. >> it was very clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of the incident. >> reporter: republicans accused
ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching. barack obama too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you're going to go to war, is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> reporter: on the middle class what about mitt romney saying 47% of americans feel entitled to government benefits? >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new jobs -- private sector jobs. >> was it a good idea to spend taxpayer d
's strong showing by mitt romney in the presidential debate, ryan is looking to continue that momentum. ron mott reports. >> reporter: after one final cram debate session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth. and an appetite for a fight with the vice president. he even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine. a photo shoot from last year headed back to newsstands. >> he's one of the most extreme debaters we have in politics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> he walked into a rock star welcome in kentucky in kentucky. his opponent, vice president, joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today having prepped by battle by consuming all things ryan. his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman say, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many expect tonight's debate to feature the fireworks largely absent last week in denver. ryan says he's ready for mr. biden to come at him "like a cannon ball" in an effort to even the
bailout. >> when mr. ryan said that romney was a car guy, i thought well if they have them in an elevator, i guess he was. >> reporter: for a group of undecided voters put together in virginia, a split decision. this voter thought mr. biden won. >> the vice president did. >> why? >> i think he came off as being very strong, emotional, and i like the looking at the camera and talking to the american people. >> reporter: another, paul ryan. >> vice president joe biden was being kind of immature, with a lot of the snide -- he sneered and everything. >> reporter: and take a look at this photo, at the very top, no apology, followed by egyptian people, and alq. an interesting night, brian >> reporter: while he spends a lot of time in ohio, as polls show, now the democrats once with a wide lead, now within striking distance. >> ron mott in ohio, thank you, starting us off. >>> the argument over what happened in the libya attack and what the administration has been saying about it publicly became the issue of this the day after the debate. our political director, chuck todd with more at the white
felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden. >> incredible. >> thank heavens we have these sanctions in place, it is in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> it has been discredited by six other studies. over 100 criminal investigations. >> go ahead. >> reporter: at one point, biden seemed to hold back cursing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. >> what does that mean. >> it is irish. we irish call it malarkey. >> reporter: he pushed back a few times. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost rounds, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: biden deployed many attacks that obama didn't. like the 47% remark. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy that says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> mitt romney is a good man, he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes
a lot. ryan a debate rookie kept his cool. >> did ryan add to the romney momentum or did biden get the obama campaign back on track? now the pollsters go to work, as they try to digest this second debate. from danville, kentucky i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. >>> a heyward girl who disappeared 24 years ago. find out how investigators made that discovery. >>> plus, struggling students losing money to financial aide fees they did not expect. see how some are profiting while others are paying the price. >>> and the space shuttle endeavor on the move again. coming up, we'll show you the trek to get the shuttle to its final destination. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri. we're seeing the system we've been tracking now for days, finally moving off to the south and taking some of that rainfall with it. we're tracking that and we'll have details on one of the coldest nights in quite a while coming up in a few. >>> she disappeared 24 years ago, her parents have been looking for her ever since. tonight the parents are hoping to find out answers about their daughter who vanishe
? >> that's just as important, it really is. we want to see if ryan moves to the center like romney did last week, and if he does, how biden responds. we also want to watch to see if biden talks down to romney as george h.w. bush did to geraldine ferraro. and if he does, how he handles it. they're separated by a quarter century, different accomplishments and considerably different values. put it all together and by the end of the night, we're going to know an awful lot more about not only two candidates, but the state of both campaigns. >> the campaign's very close right now. the vice presidential debate could be very important. thanks for your insight. >> the xi familiaric of that debate is going to be interesting. >>> unemployment is sure to be a hot button issue at tonight's debate. we learn the number of people applying for jobless benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than four years. weekly unemployment applications dropped to 339,000. that's the lowest level since february of 2008. if that is sustained, if the drop could signal a stronger job market. >>> we'll be right back wit
of time in the buckeye state. that's perhaps why we saw governor romney and paul ryan reuniting last night in lancaster, ohio. big crowd down there, about 8,500 jammed into the town square. but there is some ground to be made up for this campaign. polls show that president obama is still holding a lead over governor romney in ohio. but those polls also show that the governor is closing in, within striking distance now of the president. speaking of the president, he also was in ohio this week and admitted publicly that he had a bad night out in denver for that first presidential debate. obviously a lot of republicans and democrats agreed with his assessment. the president said he was too polite and that voters can expect him to see him being a lot more active in the second debate up at hofstra university in new york. back here in ohio, paul ryan's got a big day here. he's got two stops in ohio, starting with this rally a little later this morning, and then he'll go up to minnesota before ending the night in wisconsin. he's expected to take sunday off the trail, little rest for the weary, if
-- paul ryan is not going to be able to do what mitt romney did. he was the chairman of the budget committee, for goodness sakes. it would be an affront to him to make up all of these numbers. >> let me switch to a different performance this week that got a lot of attention. i had the chance to sit down with a familiar face on this program, arnold schwarzenegger, former governor of california. recent revelations about his personal conduct have hurt his reputation, to say the very least. you have noticed he's been out this week with a new book called "total recall:my unbelievable true story" in which he details what he says are his successes and his failures. governor schwarzenegger, whack welcome back to "meet the press" meet. . >> thank you. it's good to be back again. >> let's start with politics. you're still a high profile voice in the republican party. what do you make of the race? can governor romney win this election? >> i think that the race is wide open. and i think that there's a lot of things that change all the time especially close to the election. i think either one o
people in the romney campaign who had never seen this candidate. a week ago paul ryan was asked to explain the math of a $4.8 trillion tax cut. and he said i don't have time. mitt romney said we just don't do math. like math doesn't exist. let me finish. you simply cannot wish away the existence of your entire campaign platform. as inconvenient as it may be when somebody says to you, ok, if you're going to reduce revenue by $4. trillion, you're not going to tell us one loophole you'd close, you're not going to run up the deficit or taxes on the middle class. >> very quickly -- >> no, no. it goes back to bill clinton. >> there was a story out yesterday that that claim is fiction because you don't count the loophole closing. >> what loophole? >> he talked about mortgage interest. really quickly -- >> mortgage interest? >> he has never talked about mortgage interest. >> the hilarity that there is one -- >> we have one loophole. >> mike, finish, but then i want to get on to something else. >> the president says he wants to lower tax cuts to big corporations. how to pay for it? looph
's vice presidential debate. >> it could be a slugfest. paul ryan is looking to build on the romney's campaign momentum from last week's presidential debate while joe biden will try and slow it. straight ahead, our political team of david gregory and chuck todd weighs on what to expect. and we'll break down the results of our new presidential polls in the all-important battleground states of florida, ohio, and virginia. or as chuck calls them, flova. >>> also today, an investigation tied to the safety of the foods you eat. private companies carry out most of the inspections at plants nationwide. in many cases, they are failing to stop the spread of some very dangerous, sometimes even deadly illnesses. we're going to have more on that.3 c1 >>> let us begin with tonight's big political showdown with vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. ron mott is in danville, kentucky, hi, ron. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is the day that the number twos become the number ones. tonight vice president joe biden and paul ryan taking center stage at centre college and both men s
? >> i expect ryan to come out like mitt romney, a raging bull. but i expect biden not to play barack obama. i watched biden. i think he'll counterpunch and do it effectively and i think if he does, he wins. chris: any thoughts? >> there will be a lot of worries. this will be very interactive and a great debate. i'll wait before i see it. >> no fair. >> she reserves the right. >> i'm going to call it a draw. i think joe biden is pretty good in debates. and paul ryan is very smart. i think he's going to have a great night. i think they're going to meet -- chris: one thing about the media i'm not a media critic, but i think we say gaffe and in his case i think we are gaffes and used the wrong word and could have said the middle class is being squeezed instead of buried and no comment about it but if somebody says something in the back room and i don't give a damn about half the country, that's not a gaffe but a revelation. >> biden by the way knows this debate is a really big deal. chris: yeah. >> biden has to keep it together. but if he does, he has a major advantage and that is most o
on saturday predicted their work would pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan the other night, so proud of mitt romney and folks we will have another great debate next week. >> some say romney conducted a few practice town halles with swing state voters. >> now with, this time around those candidates will also have to spend a lot of time on foreign policy. that will likely be a big topic of conversation during the town hall and again during the third debate which will focus on that subject. left smer. >> kristin, thank you. >>> david, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> let's talk about the upcoming debate. i'm wondering if vice president biden made it more difficult for the froze have a come back. and i wonder if mitt romney set a pretty high bar for himself in the last one. >> mitt romney has to sustain what he has, not just on style, but on substance, and do the things he did effectively in the first debate. the vice president was so aggressive and over the top in ways both pleasing and offensive to others. that is just not president obama's style, as a politics, as a
there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling those polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. >> he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president has no new ideas. >> both vice presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's debate. in fact, paul ryan is in florida practicing after four days in virginia. vice president biden still in delaware where he said to be not only looking at tapes of ryan's speeches, but taking a very close look at his budget as well. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting yet another death from the meningitis outbreak according to associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadliest case in tennessee. the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been infected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to the outbreak. while many are be
is eager to do it. i guess he will have to be on the toes, and you see what mitt romney did is congressman ryan walk away from the positions he has held in the campaign and give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we will all be watching. thank you, robert gibbs, for your time. reminder to watch the vice presidential debate right here tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> and a colorado couple is speaking out for the first time since the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. miguel al guerlguerra has more this. >> this morning the family opens up since the police investigation. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 offered to pray for jessica ridge w ridgeway, the pint-sized 10-year-old seen in this recent video has been missing since friday. >> she is my rock. she is all of our rock, and she is the one when you are kind of down, she is going to come along and mick you laugh. >> reporter: police say that jessica was last seen walking to scho school. her mother, sarah ridgeway said good-bye shortly before jessica vanished. >> i wat
the obama-biden team. most believe that the romney candidacy surged after that last week's performance. that's a lot. vice president biden's job is to eat away at that bounce. but the expectations are so low for paul ryan. people aren't expecting a lot. bottom line, given their contrast in character and in values, the outcome very much in doubt. put it together, biden and ryan should put on quite a show. >> and that's a show we'll be carrying here for you and we'll have comments after. thank you very much, larry. >>> still to come at 6:00, sentencing day for jerry sandusky. ha he said in court today. >>> plus, losing our religion. interesting new research on faith in america. >>> the potential health benefits for a diet rich in tomatoes. >>> and a carcinogen has been seeping under the south bay for decades. the investigation is up next. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight. >>> well, there's no question about it. it's an eye opening discovery. it's nona rural for
romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential debate set for this thursday in kentucky between joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter touched on it. we don't always give the most attention to the vice presidential debate, we did four years ago because of sarah palin, but it has new meaning because of the jobs numbers that came out friday, it is an important six or seven days. >> a lot for the gentlemen to talk about, thursday night, a battle in danville, kentucky between paul ryan and vice president joe biden, so they'll be hoping to make the most of that opportunity. >>> we want to check the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader, reelected president of venezu a venezuela. carrie sanders is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the official reports show that the president won t
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